Codecom, Inc.

Codecom, Inc. was established in 1977 under the name American Telecom, Inc. The company started representing NEC for sales of key telephone systems, Tellabs SF equipment, and Warren power equipment. An installation group was also established to support the systems sold and to provide PBX and key system installation service to telephone companies in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. An outside plant construction group was also established. By 1981, we had 150 employees and three field offices. The products and services offered had expanded to many new areas.

The name was changed in 1981 after a re-organization of the Company which saw the outside plant construction operations spun off as a separate company which was subsequently sold. The entry into product design and manufacturing was done through Codecom Rural Communications, Inc. in 1986, which introduced a revolutionary product that allows for the interface of a regular telephone device to a cellular radio. That company was merged with Telular, Inc. in 1991 and subsequently taken public (Telular Corp - NASDAQ NM: WRLS). In 1988, a paging radio network was constructed by another affiliate, Celpage, Inc. to provide service in Puerto Rico, which subsequently expanded to other countries in Latin America. This company changed its name to Optivon, Inc. to more adequately convey its new purpose as a facilities based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier, serving Carriers and Enterprise customers in Puerto Rico and the USA.

Codecom has concentrated on the sale of equipment and services, directed to telephone companies and large government or private communications systems users. The market area was expanded to cover the Caribbean and Latin America, as well as other countries.